THE drab walls of Buckhaven’s Beehive have been given a splash of colour thanks to a talented bunch from Levenmouth Young Carers.
Over the past three months the group of eight have created a mosaic for the outside wall at the arts hub on College Street.
Helped, in this instance, by the Beehive’s Barry Clark, art worker Lorraine Smith and support worker Kay Temlpeman, it is hoped the mosaic will be the first of many meaningful pieces used to brighten the place up a bit.
To create this mosaic each of the youngsters tapped into their creative side by getting in touch with their emotions, something the Beehive is proud to promote.
Barry explained: “The young carers have been working on the mosaic to illustrate what it is to be a young carer.
“It also illustrates the issues and concerns they face having to care for an ill relative while juggling school commitments and trying to have a semblance of childhood.
“The project gave them the opportunity too explore their issues and consider the support that is available to them and illustrate this creatively.
“Through doing the project the young people have had the opportunity to engage in the creative arts through the planning of the mosaic to the end product being involved in all aspects of the project.”
The young carers involved were each members of the Levenmouth group of Fife Young Carers, a charity set up to provide a variety of support to carers aged between 8 and 18.
This includes day trips and group activities to individual support.
The type of support a young carer receives depends upon their circumstances and is decided by their support worker.
To find out more about Fife Young Carers visit its website at www. fifeyoungcarers.co.uk.